Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as be a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around Birkacre Park.
Leisure & Recreation
Situated in the beautiful Lancashire countryside, Next Generation really does have something for everybody. The club incorporates sports facilities, recreational facilities, studio classes and has a function room available for any occasion. A superb undulating parkland golf course at Duxbury Park, in the grounds of the old Duxbury Hall, is virtually adjacent to Birkacre Park.
The thoroughfares of Spendmore Lane in Coppull and the town centre of Chorley offer an excellent choice of food and drink shops, supermarkets and convenience stores within walking distance of Birkacre Park. And just 15 miles away, the vibrant city centre of Preston offers most high-street names and major national stores, complemented by Victorian arcades, speciality shops in quaint traditional streets and a variety of open-air markets.
There are a number of medical practices within a mile-and-a-half of Birkacre Park. There is also a wide choice of dentists and pharmacists in both Coppull and Chorley.
Set between the M6 and the M61, Birkacre Park is exceptionally convenient for travelling to Liverpool, Manchester and the whole North West. John Lennon International Airport and the Liverpool ferry ports are just around 20 miles away, and there are regular services from Chorley Railway Station, a mile-and-a-half from the development, to Blackpool, Preston, Manchester and Manchester Airport.
Virtually backing onto the development and entered from nearby Birkacre Road, the 50-hectare Yarrow Valley Country Park includes picnic areas, restored mill waterways and lakes, and a network of paths for walking, cycling and riding through an area rich in wildlife. Among the many other outdoor attractions in easy reach, Astley Park, near Chorley town centre, offers varied woodland walks and sports facilities with the Jacobean Astley Hall, a popular exhibition venue, at its centre. Around 20 minutes’ drive away, the impressive Cuerden Valley Park presents 650 acres of mixed landscapes, habitats and activities suitable for all abilities and ages.